By Joseph Case ‘19
Every spring the Brother Rice Drama Club performs a play in the cafeteria; however, the play itself is always chosen months in advance.
Given the difficulties of developing, memorizing, staging, perfecting, and performing a play in a cafeteria, it is no secret why so much preparation goes into only four performances. The 2018 rendition of “FARGO” was one to remember starring Will Witry, Matt Helson, Nick Chimera, Daniel Klimczak, Seamus Quinn, Josh Moyar, and me. It is rewarding when my peers and teachers approach me in the halls to recite my lines to me to show how much they enjoyed the show.
Senior Nick Chimera, a Crusader who has played multiple lead roles in past plays, said, “The Brother Rice Drama Club has always been a welcoming environment, inviting kids from all walks of life to come together and create a great show.”
Moreover, the Brother Rice Drama Club has a history of doing shows that would not typically make a debut on stage. The past shows of “Napoleon Dynamite,” ”Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” and “FARGO” were shining examples of this as we looked to decide our play for 2019. The ballad for the 2019 play consisted of “Hot Fuzz,” ”Clue,” “Scream,” “My Cousin Vinny,” and “Ghostbusters.” While all five choices could translate well to the cafeteria stage, only one can be crowned king.
All the voting was cast by Monday, Oct. 1 at 11:59 p.m. The Brother Rice Drama Club met the next day, and they decided the show will be “Clue!” Come see the Brother Rice Drama Club play the iconic characters of Professor Plum, Miss Scarlet, Colonel Mustard, Mrs. Peacock, and Mr. Green. Coming to you soon in the spring of 2019!